Healthcare Industry Emerges as Technology Leader in Cross-Industry Desktop Virtualization Adoption Study

Desktop Manageability and User Roaming Drive 35 percent of healthcare respondents to use Desktop Virtualization today with 43 percent planning to deploy to more than half their users in 2012

Lexington, MA - September 28, 2011 - Imprivata® the #1 independent single sign-on (SSO) and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, today announced that in a recent cross-industry survey conducted among 477 IT decision makers, the healthcare sector, often regarded as a technology laggard, emerged as the leading adopter of desktop virtualization technology. Survey results revealed that remote access (39 percent), desktop manageability (27 percent) and user desktop roaming (14 percent) are the leading drivers for adoption of desktop virtualization within healthcare, and the primary benefits being realized are desktop availability (34 percent), improved user satisfaction (24 percent) and simplified workflow (19 percent).

Factors such as the HITECH Act’s incentives for adopting and using electronic medical records (EMR), the mobile nature of healthcare users, the need to reduce desktop maintenance and increase availability at point-of-care, and the requirement to secure Protected Health Information (PHI) all contribute to the swift adoption of desktop virtualization within the industry.

Supporting Quotes
“Desktop virtualization is particularly well-suited to the healthcare environment, where clinical users are highly mobile and fast access to sensitive data at endpoints throughout the organization is critical to high quality patient care. The benefits are real and clear for healthcare providers.'
Mike Elder, IT Director, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

'Desktop virtualization is uniquely changing the way electronic health information is delivered. Together with Imprivata's No Click™ Access solution and virtual desktops, clinicians get fast access to data at their point of care, saving valuable hours every day which can be used to improve patient outcomes. Simply put, clinicians save “clicks”, making it as easy to treat patients as it was using paper.'
Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata

About Imprivata
With more than one million healthcare users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for healthcare, government, finance and other regulated industries. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations.

Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2010 ESSO Marketscope, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,300 customers around the world. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

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Jennifer Ryan
Imprivata, Inc.